Which OtterBox for iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by daitalianjob, Jun 24, 2010.

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Which OtterBox for the iPhone 4?

  1. Defender

    28 vote(s)
    38.9%
  2. Commuter

    28 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Impact

    7 vote(s)
    9.7%
  4. None/Other Case

    9 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. daitalianjob macrumors regular

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    #1
    Which OtterBox for the iPhone 4 should I get and why? Please help me figure out which :)
     

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  2. MasterZ macrumors member

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  3. daitalianjob thread starter macrumors regular

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    hence why im getting an idea now
     
  4. disRUPtors macrumors member

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    I had the defender for my 3gs... If you work outdoors or are very active (jogging, mountain climbing, etc), this is the case for you. I've dropped it on concrete, bricks, and every hard surface imaginable. No damage. It also has little silcone thingys that cover the headset jack and dock connector.

    Frankly, I don't know what I'm gonna do without an Otterbox for the next 2 months! :eek:
     
  5. 41qser macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I loved my Otterbox Defender.

    BUT...

    Until then, here is what I did:
    - invisbleShield (full) + Bumper

    Decent (if not expensive) compromise.
     
  6. TaylorBoi macrumors member

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    Otterbox isnt releasing these until 2 more months?!?! This cant be true

    Lol but i had the Defender for my 3GS since release....its in perfect condition. Will be going that same route with the iPhone 4
     
  7. Jbeggroll macrumors member

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    2 months until release???! :O You got to be joking.
     
  8. daitalianjob thread starter macrumors regular

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    i highly doubt 2 months. they already have models of them on their site. also, i have the defender on my 3GS and i loved it too but these new models look real nice too...i may have to see them in person lol or watch some review when theyre released. decisions decisions...
     
  9. wardev macrumors regular

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    I'd like to get a Defender, but it seems too bulky and expensive, how much more shock protection does the Commuter have over the Impact? Or is Commuter just a hard case, not necessarily more shock-proof than the impact?
     
  10. maus macrumors regular

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    They look like renders to me.
     
  11. dsn112 macrumors member

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    The defender is way way too bulky.

    I had the commuter on my 3GS, good mix of style and protection
     
  12. GameraFan macrumors regular

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    Have a Defender for my 2g and it is definitely bulky but I liked the included holster. My iPhone looks like it did as it came out of the box. Never could get rid of the oil-spill effect with the screen protection though so I cut it out.
     
  13. phoneXcessories macrumors newbie

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    I think the Defender is Otterbox's best case mainly because of its durability and protection when the phone slips out of your hand. However, it's way too bulky and I've had issues with the audio while using it. Also, I'm not too sure what the timeline is for some of these case companies with respect to their iPhone 4 case lines - might be a couple more weeks I think.
     
  14. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Otter has really turned into a bunch of morons lately. The iPad cases are still NOT out, and they told me they can't tell me when they will be out. So don't hold your breath. Business 101 is apparently a course they didn't take.
     
  15. Mr. Thompson macrumors member

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    Defender. My wife's 3GS survived a full cycle in our washing machine in a Defender. My slick Vaja case was toast after that incident.
     
  16. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    I like the commuter case the best. I don't like how the other two cases cover the home button.
     
  17. Jay S. macrumors newbie

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    I have had the commutter on my 3g for a while. It is a great case.
     
  18. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    Is the defender the only one where you don't have to install the screen protector? I can't put those on for the life of me.
     
  19. dunk50 macrumors member

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    I just left BB and they have Otterbox in stock for the 4. I didn't look at which model Otterbox it was though!
     
  20. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Say what? Are you sure it wasn't for the 3GS?
     
  21. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    How can they have it for the Ipone4 when otterbox still has cases marked coming soon?
     
  22. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    The defender, had it on my 3g. I open the case up the other day and the phone looked brand new, no scratches, no nothing. Keep in mind I work outside all the time, have dropepd my phone more than once, my kids even used the phone while they were having a water ballon fight (don't ask why). I'll get a wrapsol, with a bumper while I wait for my defender case.
     
  23. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    not for the iphone 4, they haven't come out yet.
     
  24. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you. The defender has the screen protector on the case already, this was one of my favoriate features. You just snap the case shut, and put the rubber cover on top of the case. Voila water tight, highly protected iphone 4.
     
  25. djransom macrumors 68040

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    That screen protector was one of the worse IMO. I actually cut mine out and used my Zagg instead.
     

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